Johnny Depp Donates $1 Million of Amber Heard’s Money

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After the tumultuous trial last year, Johnny Depp was awarded a $1 million settlement from Amber Heard.

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The Trial of the Decade

In March 2019, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard after the Washington Post published an op-ed she wrote about being the victim of domestic violence. In the end, the jury sided with Depp in June of last year, and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The punitive damages, however, were later reduced to $350,000.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

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However, the jury also found Johnny Depp liable, citing comments by Depp’s lawyer, in which he referred to Heard’s claims as a “hoax.” That counterclaim awarded Heard $2 million in damages.

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The Charities

As reported by ET, Johnny Depp is planning to do big things with the money from his ex-wife. The Pirates of the Caribbean series star, who portrays Captain Jack Sparrow, allegedly plans to take the money and donate it to five separate charities.

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He intends to equally distribute the money – sending $200,000 to each organization. The charities Depp plans to donate to include:

Make-A-Film – an organization that pairs Hollywood professionals with children battling life-threatening or severe illnesses.

The Painted Turtle – an organization that provides a life-changing free camp experience for sick children, inspiring them to reach beyond their illness.

Red Feather – an organization that partners with Indigenous communities to develop housing solutions.

Teitaroa Society – an organization formed by Marlo Brando that ensures island and coastal communities have a future.

Amazonia Fund Alliance – an organization that helps finance projects of Brazilian Non-profit organizations such as SPVS, SOS AMAZÔNIA, ALOKand  Institute.

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Since the trial ended last year, Amber Heard has been living with her child in Spain, while Johnny Depp formally made his return to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)